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22

years

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22 years on the side of the oldest jungle with tapirs, tapirs or bitcha   ( Tapirus terrestris colombianus , Hershkovitz1954) critically endangered species in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta - Colombia. The Native Foundation is a non-governmental, non-profit organization made up of kággabas from La Guajira in territory with tapirs belonging to

the Ezuama of Kadlabangaka, together with Westerners interested in uniting thought in the purpose of defending the living community and promoting the well-being of the jungle and its people in the Sierra Nevada of the Caribbean as we like to call it.

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Sinopsis

In 2023, Germany returned two kággaba/kogi masks to the "Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta" after more than 100 years. A Kogi testimony given from the heights of the ¨Sierra Nevada¨ reveals how the appropriation of the masks happened and its consequences. Since then and for the first time, Kogi dances,  masks and attires are witnessed by a new generation, demonstrating that their original rituals have not been forgotten. Regardless of colonial transgressions, the Kogis have maintained their integrity and their deep knowledge of nature. They clearly understand with humility, that humans are not and will never be the owners of the world.

National Congress of Zoology, Bogota 2019.